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ANN: New Issue: German Politics & Society (Volume 34, Issue 2)

The latest issue of German Politics and Society has been published by Berghahn Journals. This issue analyzes and engages with various topics including the emergence of the Alternative für Deutschland party, developments in German far-right extremism, and protest and voting during East Germany's revolution of 1989. This issue also features a forum section and book reviews.

CFP: Ambivalent Affect: Perpetration in Contemporary Representations of the Holocaust (23 September 2016)

CFP: Proposed Seminar for the 2017 American Comparative Literature Association in Utrecht, The Netherlands (July 6-9, 2017)

Ambivalent Affect: Perpetration in Contemporary Representations of the Holocaust

Co-Conveners:
Erin McGlothlin, Washington University in St. Louis (mcglothlin(at)wustl.edu)
Gerd Bayer, University of Erlangen (gerd.bayer(at)fau.de)

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Frank Bösch, Peter Hoeres, eds.
Reviewer: 
Kathryn Bruton

Bruton on Bösch and Hoeres, 'Außenpolitik im Medienzeitalter: Vom späten 19. Jahrhundert bis zur Gegenwart'


Frank Bösch, Peter Hoeres, eds. Außenpolitik im Medienzeitalter: Vom späten 19. Jahrhundert bis zur Gegenwart. Göttingen, Niedersachs: Wallstein, 2013. 343 pp. EUR 29.90 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-8353-1352-1.

Reviewed by Kathryn Bruton (Mississippi State University)
Published on H-German (July, 2016)
Commissioned by Nathan N. Orgill

Public Opinion and the Media in German Foreign Policy

Author: 
Frank Bösch
Reviewer: 
Stephanie Seul

Seul on Bösch, 'Mass Media and Historical Change: Germany in International Perspective, 1400 to the Present'


Frank Bösch. Mass Media and Historical Change: Germany in International Perspective, 1400 to the Present. New York: Berghahn, 2015. 212 pp. $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-78238-625-4.

Reviewed by Stephanie Seul (Deutsche Presseforschung, University of Bremen, Germany)
Published on H-German (July, 2016)
Commissioned by Nathan N. Orgill

The Media in History: Germany and Beyond

Author: 
Hedda Kalshoven, ed.
Reviewer: 
W. Mikkel Dack

Dack on Kalshoven, 'Between Two Homelands: Letters across the Borders of Nazi Germany'


Hedda Kalshoven, ed. Between Two Homelands: Letters across the Borders of Nazi Germany. Translated by Hester Velmans and Peter Fritzsche. Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 2014. xxxiv + 253 pp. $25.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-252-07985-6; $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-252-03830-3.

Reviewed by W. Mikkel Dack (University of Calgary)
Published on H-German (May, 2016)
Commissioned by Chad Ross

Author: 
Sean A. Forner
Reviewer: 
Christina Morina

Morina on Forner, 'German Intellectuals and the Challenge of Democratic Renewal: Culture and Politics after 1945'


Sean A. Forner. German Intellectuals and the Challenge of Democratic Renewal: Culture and Politics after 1945. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014. xii +383 pp. $125.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-04957-4.

Reviewed by Christina Morina (Friedrich-Schiller Universität Jena)
Published on H-German (April, 2016)
Commissioned by Nathan N. Orgill

Author: 
Luca Baschera, Bruce Gordon, Christian Moser, eds.
Reviewer: 
Ellen Yutzy Glebe

Glebe on Baschera and Gordon and Moser, 'Following Zwingli: Applying the Past in Reformation Zurich'


Luca Baschera, Bruce Gordon, Christian Moser, eds. Following Zwingli: Applying the Past in Reformation Zurich. Farnham: Ashgate Publishing, 2014. 320 pp. $134.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7546-9405-2.

Reviewed by Ellen Yutzy Glebe (Independent Scholar)
Published on H-German (March, 2016)
Commissioned by Nathan N. Orgill

Informative Contributions to the Intellectual History of Post-Zwinglian Zurich

Author: 
Robbie Aitken, Eve Rosenhaft
Reviewer: 
Kira Thurman

Thurman on Aitken and Rosenhaft, 'Black Germany: The Making and Unmaking of a Diaspora Community, 1884-1960'


Robbie Aitken, Eve Rosenhaft. Black Germany: The Making and Unmaking of a Diaspora Community, 1884-1960. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013. 379 pp. $125.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-04136-3.

Reviewed by Kira Thurman (University of Michigan)
Published on H-German (February, 2016)
Commissioned by Shannon Nagy

The Rise and Fall of a Black Community in German History

Author: 
Gordon Martel
Reviewer: 
Karl Hjembo

Hjembo on Martel, 'The Month That Changed the World: July 1914'


Gordon Martel. The Month That Changed the World: July 1914. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. Illustrations, maps. 512 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-966538-9.

Reviewed by Karl Hjembo (Independent Scholar)
Published on H-German (January, 2016)
Commissioned by Nathan N. Orgill

The Diplomatic Struggle and the Resulting Great War

Author: 
Michael H. Kater
Reviewer: 
Ulf Zimmermann

Zimmermann on Kater, 'Weimar: From Enlightenment to the Present'


Michael H. Kater. Weimar: From Enlightenment to the Present. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2014. Illustrations. 480 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-17056-6.

Reviewed by Ulf Zimmermann (Kennesaw State University)
Published on H-German (January, 2016)
Commissioned by Nathan N. Orgill

Shades of Goethe--and of Hitler: A History of [the town of] Weimar

Author: 
Patrick Merziger
Reviewer: 
Geoffrey J. Giles

Giles on Merziger, 'Nationalsozialistische Satire und "Deutscher Humor": Politische Bedeutung und Öffentlichkeit populärer Unterhaltung 1931-1945'


Patrick Merziger. Nationalsozialistische Satire und "Deutscher Humor": Politische Bedeutung und Öffentlichkeit populärer Unterhaltung 1931-1945. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2010. 407 pp. $87.00 (paper), ISBN 978-3-515-09355-2.

Reviewed by Geoffrey J. Giles (University of Florida)
Published on H-German (December, 2015)
Commissioned by Chad Ross

Author: 
Joanne Miyang Cho, David M. Crowe, eds.
Reviewer: 
Dirk Bönker

Bönker on Cho and Crowe, 'Germany and China: Transnational Encounters since the Eighteenth Century'


Joanne Miyang Cho, David M. Crowe, eds. Germany and China: Transnational Encounters since the Eighteenth Century. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. 304 pp. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-137-43846-1.

Reviewed by Dirk Bönker (Duke University)
Published on H-German (October, 2015)
Commissioned by Nathan N. Orgill

Sino-German Studies

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